22 quick questions with the shadowboxers

Just a couple of months ago, the Nashville-based band, The Shdowboxers released their debut EP “Apollo” which consists of six banging tracks. The EP is a pure work of art. You can buy/listen to it here: https://red.lnk.to/ApolloEP


This week, we had the opportunity to ask the driving forces behind the band: Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins, and Scott Tyler, our 22 quick questions.


1. What do you have for breakfast?

A bowl of cereal. Usually Frosted Mini Wheats. Sometimes something healthier like granola mixed with Frosted Mini Wheats. Been on a HoneyComb kick recently as well.

2. What superhero power do you want?
Whoever wrote this question, I hope you’re happy, because I’ve been thinking about it for two days. Initially, I wanted something obvious, like super strength or the ability to fly, then I graduated to more “adult” skills, like mind control.

But I think now, because of practicality in the real world, I’d go for the Neo in The Matrix: the ability to upload any skill set instantaneously.

3. What was the most challenging thing during your childhood?
Woah! This question really steps it up from the last ones. I feel like I should only be telling my therapist this answer, but ok. The most challenging thing from my childhood was navigating the line between including myself in what all of my peers were liking and doing while knowing that I was developing a set of interests and skills that my friends wouldn’t have considered “cool”.

4. Less is more or more is less?
Less is more, which usually means that same thing as more is less, unless more is more, in which case you do more until you feel like scaling it back to less.

5. Best and worst purchase you’ve ever made?
Once I bought a funnel cake at a fair. Best and worst purchase.

6. Song you’ve been listening to on repeat.
Mother by Kasey Musgraves

7. Last movie we saw…
The Avengers Infinity War. Together. Sitting next to each other.


8. Have you told a lie recently?

9. If you had a time machine, what year and where would you travel?
1985, to the recording session of “We Are The World”. Or maybe just the break room.

10. Who’s your alter ego?

Tony Spitzitrano: he’s Italian, he’s gregarious, you’re probably in his way, and he knows best, so just deal with it and trust that his mother’s baked ziti is better than yours.

11. Where’s the most beautiful place you’ve been?
Italy. All of it. What the hell is going on with that place?

12. Who’s the most generous person in your family?
My mother.

13. What was the most awkward situation you’ve ever been in?
If it didn’t involve something incredibly embarrassing to both my other band mates, I’d tell you.

14. Which fictional character would you go on a date with?
You know, if Nala weren’t a lion, I’d probably go with her (who wouldn’t?). So I’m gonna have to go with another obvious answer: Natasha Romanov (aka Black Widow). Will she answer most of my questions? Probably not, and I’m so cool with that.


15.  Say you discovered a new planet, what would you name it?
Bruce. Just the most boring white-guy name. No more Roman gods.

16.  What’s your go-to drink?
Mediocre red wine.

17.  What do you wish you had more time for?
Learning Spanish.

18.  What’s your favorite app on your phone?
GOAT. It serves as a constant reminder of what I don’t have.

19.  Oceans or Mountains?
Mountains. Not even close.

20.  What’s the weirdest thing you’ve googled?
No. I won’t answer this question.

21.  What should be the goal of humanity?
One global community. NO boundaries, walls, separations.

The goal should be for a single human race. The outcome of which will be greater compassion, goodness, and peace. Isolationism only breeds contempt and is completely regressive.

22.  Favorite meme?
There’s one of a dog at the vet and it says, “Wait a minute, this isn’t the park.” And on paper, that’s not funny. It’s actually not funny at all. But the dog’s facial expression kills me. Can’t handle it.

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Check out their upcoming shows below.

28 May / Dallas, TX / American Airlines Center

30 May / Memphis, TN / FedExForum

01 June / Pittsburgh, PA / PPG Paints Arena

02 June / Philadelphia, PA / Wells Fargo Center

13 June / Baldwinsville, NY / Bud Light Amphitheater at Paper Mill Island

14 July / Pendleton, OR / Pendleton Whisky Music Festival

04 August / Cedar Rapids, IA / Newbo Evolve